Evolution News published an article on February 6, 2012 entitled Peer-Reviewed Paper Concludes that Darwinism "Has Pretty Much Reached the End of Its Rope" which declared:
An interesting paper was recently published by David Depew and Bruce Weber in the journal Biological Theory. The paper bears the title "The Fate of Darwinism: Evolution After the Modern Synthesis." Its abstract summarizes the article's contents:
We trace the history of the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis, and of genetic Darwinism generally, with a view to showing why, even in its current versions, it can no longer serve as a general framework for evolutionary theory. The main reason is empirical. Genetical Darwinism cannot accommodate the role of development (and of genes in development) in many evolutionary processes. We go on to discuss two conceptual issues: whether natural selection can be the "creative factor" in a new, more general framework for evolutionary theorizing; and whether in such a framework organisms must be conceived as self-organizing systems embedded in self-organizing ecological systems....
The second point of interest is the paper's claim that "Darwinism in its current scientific incarnation has pretty much reached the end of its rope." Furthermore, as the authors argue,
...it is largely because Lamarckism, saltationist (sudden) mutationism, and inner-driven orthogenesis, to name the most enduring alternative traditions in evolutionary biology, failed to become mathematized empirical sciences with at least a foothold on value-neutrality that Darwinism still rules the evolutionary roost
If you still have any doubts that evolutionism is intellectually dead, then I highly suggest reading this work on the origin of life: Origin of life
Isn't is curious that the peer-reviewed Journal of Creation has never said that biblical creationism is nearly at the end of its rope, but a secular mainstream science journal recently said that Darwinism is "nearly at the end of its rope"?
Having a hard time breathing Mr. Darwinist now that the trap door has been released on the Darwinism gallows? The reason I ask is that you are at the end of your rope and not merely near the end of your rope! It is no coincidence that you cannot satisfactorily answer the 15 Questions for evolutionists because you are most certainly at the very end of your rope and having great difficulty justifying your pseudoscience in your own mind and in the minds of well-informed creationists.
So how will Darwinism completely die off?
Barring the second coming of Christ, Darwinism will probably completely die off thusly:
1. Western Christians must significantly increase the dissemination of their message. This is already happening via the 3 largest creationist organizations and other creationist organizations, but it needs to be done to a much greater extent and I see this beginning to happen. However, Darwinism is not going down without a fight and Darwinists will endeavor to brainwash young people to a greater degree. Christians must not take this lying down.
2. Liberalism which ideologically and financially supports Darwinism is beginning to show signs of financial strain (Eurocrisis, gargantuan 17 trillion dollar Federal government debt load in the United States which continues to climb, etc.). This financial house of cards could collapse anytime now. But even if it does not collapse, there is definitely going to be serious austerity measures being forced onto the Western World within a generation.
This is going to impact the funding of pro-evolution public schools and universities which are currently churning out many unemployable young people with useless degrees who are not ready for a very competitive job market. Private religious schools educate students more economically and do a better job of creating productive citizens. Expect to see the trend of more vouchers for religious schools and the trend of a growing homeschooling movement continue. See: Coming public school funding crisis and Private schools are more cost-effective
Question: How many cases of students engaging in murderous rampages do you see in Christian schools? Answer: None! Darwinists cannot say the same about the pro-evolution public schools.
3. Global creationism is growing fast. Creationist immigrants are flowing into Europe. In France, evangelicalism was recently named the fastest growing religion by scholars. Meanwhile, global atheism/agnosticism have been shrinking for about 10 years. See: Global Christianity vs. global atheism/agnosticism
Will Darwinism completely die off?
Since Darwinism is intellectually already dead, it comes down to creationist getting out their message in bigger and bigger ways, the Darwinist old guard dying off and Darwinist pseudoscience continuing to be debunked through new scientific findings. The Christian church killed off the Roman gods. It can kill off Darwinism as well. Christians, will you take part in this process of destroying Darwinism? Start spreading the creationist message today if you have not started already. Ask your friends to take the Question Evolution! quiz. Much work needs to be done and Christians cannot afford to be complaisant.
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